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$50 Cash Price 3D Screening Mammograms Offered in October

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  • Written By: Melanie Lanaux Zaffuto
$50 Cash Price 3D Screening Mammograms Offered in October

North Oaks Diagnostic Center is offering a $50 cash price for screening 3D mammograms with artificial intelligence-aided detection during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.

North Oaks Imaging Associates Interventional Radiologist Laura Leonards, M.D., explains, “The goal is to encourage more women, age 40 and older, to have an annual mammogram because it can find hidden cancer sooner when it’s much smaller and more easily treatable.”

To schedule a screening appointment with a provider’s order, call North Oaks Scheduling between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. weekdays at (985) 202-5469.

Bone density scans that can detect osteoporosis also are available for $50. Patients also have the option of scheduling a screening mammogram and bone density scan together for $70 at a savings of $30.

The cash prices cover exam costs and a radiologist’s reading fees. Insurance companies will not be charged. Any additional medical procedure deemed necessary would follow normal billing processes.

In keeping with its mission of improving lives, North Oaks became the first facility in Louisiana to launch 3D mammography with ProFound AI™ in May 2019. Patients are benefiting from accurate results, faster diagnosis and fewer unnecessary callbacks.

ProFoundAI™ is the most advanced, FDA-approved cancer detection software available. Unlike traditional 3D mammography platforms, ProFound AI™ combines advanced 3D imaging technology with deep learning, artificial intelligence to find cancer before it can be felt.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average size of a lump found through an annual mammogram is one-eighth the size of a lump found through occasional self-exams.

At North Oaks, mammograms are performed by an all-female staff, and flexible paddles are used to distribute compression more evenly across the breast for comfort.

North Oaks Diagnostic Center is located at 15837 Paul Vega, M.D., Drive on the North Oaks Medical Center campus.